Metadata for Montana Incorporated Cities and Towns, 2016 Metadata for Montana Incorporated Cities and Towns, 2016
Identification Information:
Citation:
Originator: Montana State Library
Publication date: 09/30/2016
Title: Montana Incorporated Cities and Towns, 2016
Publication place: Helena, Montana
Publisher: Montana State Library
Online linkage: http://ftp.geoinfo.msl.mt.gov/Data/Spatial/MSDI/AdministrativeBoundaries/Historic/
Larger Work Citation:
Title: Montana Incorporated Cities and Towns
Online linkage: https://mslservices.mt.gov/Geographic_Information/Data/DataList/datalist_Details.aspx?did={530355CF-C819-4784-877F-C995C4815D41}

Abstract:
This is the Montana Incorporated Cities and Towns geodatabase that was on the Montana State Library web site at the end of 2016. The Montana Incorporated Cities and Towns file geodatabase dataset represent Montana's incorporated city and town boundaries. There are 129 incorporated cities and town within the state. The Montana State Library and the MSDI supports a federated database approach to all MSDI layers. Montana defines a federated approach as a method that supports the integration and utilization of data from multiple data providers, while retaining the primary maintenance responsibility with the provider. Most of Montana's framework data model efforts have adopted a federated approach that leverages multiple data providers and thus multiple data maintainers. The boundary files were created based on the best available source data received the Montana Department of Transportation's Fuel Tax Layer and County Government's GIS Programs. The Fuel Tax layer was adjusted to the most current version of the Montana GCDB and Cadastral Parcels. Digital data used as a base layer to adjust these boundary files were the best available source at the time: Cadastral (parcel lines), Geographic Coordination Data Base (GCDB), National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) Imagery. It is plausible that errors do exist and we welcome all corrections. If you do have a correction to a boundary please contact the Administrative Boundaries Data Coordinator.
Purpose:
This dataset is a geographical representation of incorporated city and town boundaries in the State of Montana. The data are intended to be used for the mapping or analysis of said boundaries.

Time period of content:
Calendar date: 09/30/2016
Currentness reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and update frequency: As needed
Access constraints: None
Use constraints:
The Montana State Library Geographic Information Services provides this product/service for informational purposes only. The Library did not produce it for, nor is it suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. Consumers of this information should review or consult the primary data and information sources to ascertain the viability of the information for their purposes. The Library provides these data in good faith but does not represent or warrant its accuracy, adequacy, or completeness. In no event shall the Library be liable for any incorrect results or analysis; any direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages to any party; or any lost profits arising out of or in connection with the use or the inability to use the data or the services provided. The Library makes these data and services available as a convenience to the public, and for no other purpose. The Library reserves the right to change or revise published data and/or services at any time.
Point of contact:
Montana State Library
1515 E Sixth Avenue
Helena, Montana 59601


Telephone: 406-444-5354
TDD/TTY telephone: Montana Relay 711
Fax: 406-444-0266
E-Mail: geoinfo@mt.gov


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Spatial Data Organization Information:
Point and vector object information:
SDTS object type: GT-polygon composed of chains
SDTS object count: 129
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Spatial Reference Information:
Horizontal coordinate system definition:
Map projection:
Map projection name: NAD 1983 StatePlane Montana FIPS 2500
Lambert conformal conic:
NAD 1983 StatePlane Montana FIPS 2500
Standard parallel: 45.0
Standard parallel: 49.0
Longitude of central meridian: -109.5
Latitude of projection origin: 44.25
False easting: 600000.0
False northing: 0.0
Planar distance units: meter
Geodetic model:
Horizontal datum name: D North American 1983
Ellipsoid name: GRS 1980
Semi-major axis: 6378137.0
Denominator of flattening ratio: 298.257222101
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Entity and Attribute Information:
Entity type label: MontanaIncorporatedCitiesTowns
Entity type definition: Montana Incorporated Cities and Towns

Attribute label: OBJECTID
Attribute definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

Attribute label: SHAPE
Attribute definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute domain: Coordinates defining the features.

Attribute label: Name

Attribute label: County

Attribute label: Metadata

Attribute label: FIPS_CODE

Attribute label: Last_Update

Attribute label: ENTITY_ID

Attribute label: DATASET_ID

Attribute label: PKEY

Attribute label: CLASS

Attribute label: TYPE

Attribute label: SHAPE_Length
Attribute definition: Length of feature in internal units.
Attribute domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

Attribute label: SHAPE_Area
Attribute definition: Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

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Distribution Information:
Distributor:
Montana State Library
PO Box 201800
Helena, MT 59620-1800


Telephone: 406-444-5354
TDD/TTY telephone: Montana Relay 711
Fax: 406-444-0266
E-Mail: geoinfo@mt.gov


Resource description: Downloadable data


Distribution liability:
The Montana State Library provides this product/service for informational purposes only. The Library did not produce it for, nor is it suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. Consumers of this information should review or consult the primary data and information sources to ascertain the viability of the information for their purposes. The Library provides these data in good faith but does not represent or warrant its accuracy, adequacy, or completeness. In no event shall the Library be liable for any incorrect results or analysis; any direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages to any party; or any lost profits arising out of or in connection with the use or the inability to use the data or the services provided. The Library makes these data and services available as a convenience to the public, and for no other purpose. The Library reserves the right to change or revise published data and/or services at any time.
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Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata date: 02/03/2017
Metadata contact:
Montana State Library
1515 E Sixth Avenue
Helena, Montana 59601


Telephone: 406-444-5354
TDD/TTY telephone: Montana Relay 711
Fax: 406-444-0266
E-Mail: geoinfo@mt.gov


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